One last lap

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Nick Steele running his leg in a relay

Logan Steckelberg, Writer

Senior Nick Steele has had quite an impact on OHS, and with this upcoming track season, he will accomplish great things for himself and the team. Steele has many accolades, including being a 2020 track captain along with Kolten Kamholtz, Keenan Young and Fanta Omot. 

Since this is Steele’s last track season, he plans to work the hardest he ever has so that he can do great in his individual events and help support the team in the relays. Steele has also worked very hard in the offseason for track. Along with competing in cross country, he did indoor track in the winter through USA Track and Field.

Steele has been in track since 7th grade; it is his favorite sport. He enjoys running the mid-distance events like the 200 and 400 meter, but his favorite event is the 400 meter. Steele said, “The 4×400 is the last race of the meet which makes it really hype because everyone is cheering.” Steele enjoys the thrill of being a member of the last relay. On and off the field, he is a leader and is appreciated by his fellow teammates. He strives for excellence in the classroom and on the track.

When asked about what Steele brings to the team as a captain and runner, Head Coach Kevin Stelter said,”I think that he brings a lot of experience and leadership to the team. One of the hardest workers that we have. His offseason workouts have been fantastic. He was out on the track running last fall and was competing this winter in the indoor season.”

I think that he brings a lot of experience and leadership to the team. One of the hardest workers that we have. His offseason workouts have been fantastic. He was out on the track running last fall and was competing this winter in the indoor season.”

— Kevin Stelter

 

As of now, the MSHSL track season is still on, but practices are canceled until March 27 and competitions until April 6 due to the COVID-19 virus. This could mean no season at all, which would be heartbreaking for many of the track athletes. Only time can tell what will be left of the track season.

Steele’s plans after high school include getting a degree in law enforcement or parks and recreation from Minnesota State University, Mankato.